[Mihalic] talis / Terminalia catappa
lynch_j at VANUATU.USP.AC.FJ
Sun Nov 28 15:10:18 EST 2004
Malcolm Ross gives "Austronesian origin unclear" for talis. It is from Proto
Oceanic *talise, but could have come in from a number of (probably New
From: C A Volker [mailto:volker at nalik.org]
Sent: Saturday, 27 November 2004 5:37 p.m.
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Subject: [Mihalic] talis / Terminalia catappa
The entry for talis asks for more information about the origin. The entry
suggests Kuanua, it is also a word in Nalik (NIP) "talis" or , when preceded
a vowel "ralis". Probably cognates exist in other NI languages?
On-line searching has turned up "tropical almond" as an English equivalent.
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